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T431s windows 8 clean install

2013-07-02, 23:55 PM

Hi,

how can I perform a clean install of Windows 8 on my thinkpad T431s (windows 8)? I can't find recovery dvd or a tool to create them.

Anyone any idea?

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Re: T431s windows 8 clean install

2013-07-05, 14:46 PM

I would try this:

 

place an order through www.lenovorecovery.com, section CD ORDER using out of the available list ANY family name/machine type/system/language, and write the FRU reference into the box called ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

 

you will find the FRU reference for the recovery media here

 

that's what I did for my t431s, as adviced by lenovorecovery.com support, and it worked.

 

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Re: T431s windows 8 clean install

2013-07-03, 7:31 AM

Hi Iw7,

 

you can try https://www.lenovorecovery.com/Extranet/Home.aspx to get a recovery media

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Re: T431s windows 8 clean install

2013-07-04, 11:04 AM

There's no option for T431s model on that site. I send an email, but still no answer, why there's no link to download the OEM windows? It would be easy.

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Re: T431s windows 8 clean install

2013-07-04, 14:10 PM

I am assuming by clean install you mean the bare bones install of Windows (no drivers or extra software like the Lenovo preintalled version). Unfortunately, there is no way to dowload OEM windows 8 for free. You can actually download a RETAIL version of windows 8 for free by visiting this page and following the instructions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only, but only if you already have the retail product key. However, this does not work with OEM keys.

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Re: T431s windows 8 clean install

2013-07-05, 13:29 PM

I have the windows product key. I want to know the steps on the BIOS to enable the windows installation. The message i get during windows setup (phase 1 - collecting information) is: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk...

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Re: T431s windows 8 clean install

2013-07-05, 14:46 PM

I would try this:

 

place an order through www.lenovorecovery.com, section CD ORDER using out of the available list ANY family name/machine type/system/language, and write the FRU reference into the box called ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

 

you will find the FRU reference for the recovery media here

 

that's what I did for my t431s, as adviced by lenovorecovery.com support, and it worked.

 

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Re: T431s windows 8 clean install

2013-07-05, 20:41 PM

Ok, Thanks.

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